The strategy has been successful, helping Apple's stock up more than 30 pct this year and making it the first publicly traded US company to hit a market value of more than $1 trillion. And if you compare the new 44mm model, it's 32 percent larger than the 42mm Apple Watch Series 3. That's a 64-bit Dual-Core processor, designed by Apple to be up to 2x faster than its predecessor.
Apple on Wednesday unveiled its latest Apple Watch, which includes an FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) app that will allow users to record and monitor their heart activity. Also inside the new model are improved accelerometer and gyroscope sensors, which can now detect when the user falls.
The Apple Watch 3 recently lost its title of best smartwatch in our rankings to the Samsung Galaxy Watch - so what can the Watch 4 (or Apple Watch Series 4, to give its full title) bring that might propel it back to the top of the charts?
For more on the Watch Series 4, head over to Apple here.
How does the watch know you've fallen and not just flopped down on the bed or chucked your Apple Watch on the desk? The approval opens the door for Apple to explore other medical applications of the watch, like tracking sleep disorders.
The watch's new capabilities certainly seem aimed at a new demographic that perhaps might've escaped Apple's clutches before. senior citizens. In case the device senses immobility for 60 seconds after the notification, it will automatically call emergency services. However, it is worth noting that Apple has made the move to more energy-efficient, LTPO OLED screens for the Series 4.
Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi said Apple smartwatch " continued to dominate the Australian market", and the newest model was likely to receive a warm reception from consumers looking to upgrade from their current watch or basic fitness band.
The new devices will become available for preorder on Friday, Sept. 14. Smartwatches on competing platforms, such as Wear OS and Samsung's new Tizen-based Galaxy Watch, have embraced the traditional circular watch aesthetic.
The Cupertino giant has taken center stage to announce the Apple Watch Series 4 first.
PricingThe Apple Watch Series 4 will be a hot seller. The cellular version starts at $749.
Despite the large screen, the casing has hardly changed in size - in fact it is thinner. The feature has been approved by FDA, and will be available to users in the U.S. later this year. A gold stainless steel is a new finish coming to the Apple Watch Series 4. Apple is promising an all-day battery life on the Watch Series 4.
Two other health features, the fall detection and low heart rate alerts, only kick on when you experience those issues, so I wasn't able to test them for myself by falling over or slowing my heart rate to a crawl.